D/FW Airport panel backs higher incentives

Jan. 7, 2009


Jan. 7--A Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport committee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to expanding the airport's air service development program in which it offers incentives to airlines for starting new routes from D/FW.

In light of other airports offering as much as $11 million to airlines to start international service, D/FW's revised program will give airlines up to $8 million a year for long-haul international service and up to $3 million a year for new domestic passenger service if certain conditions are met.

In some cases, the money is several times more than what D/FW now offers airlines to come here. The expanded program requires full board approval.